Current Law Permits Abortion Through 9 Months of Pregnancy
A Child's Right to Life
A BABY DIES
Aborted by saline injection, 4-1/2 months old.
In America today, abortion is legal until birth.
(Courtesy of Debbie Hudnell, Victory for the Unborn,
P.O. Box 690762, TX 77269-0762)
A BABY LIVES
A new American citizen, a baby girl, is born.
Did she deserve legal protection before birth?
(Courtesy of L.A. Gordon Studio,
1120 F Street, Marysville, CA 95901)
When Did Your
When Did You
Become a Complete
Impossible as it may seem to some
readers, we each begin our life as a com-
plete human being, as we shall see; and our
beginning occurs ". . . when a wriggling
sperm plunges head-long into a mature
ovum or egg [M.A. Gilbert]."
Wrote researchers Horan, Gorby, and
Hilgers: "Individual human life begins at
conception. . . . This is a fact so well estab-
lished that no intellectually honest physi-
cian in full command of modern medical
knowledge would dare deny it. There is no
authority in medicine or biology who can
be cited to refute this concept."
"But does that mean this young life is
complete?" one may ask.
Responds noted French geneticist Dr.
Jerome Lejeune, discoverer of Down Syn-
drome: "If a fertilized egg is not by itself a
full human being it could not become a
man, because something would have to be
added to it, and we know that does not
happen. . . . This is not opinion; it is a fact."
How then can abortion be legal, espe-
cially in America?
For an answer, let us scan history and
recall institutional slavery, sweat shops,
and civil rights atrocities, all on our soil.
Elsewhere, the gulag, Auschwitz, and vir-
tual genocide against segments of a popu-
lation come to mind-all legal at the time.
We must realize America is not immune to
grave injustice-and we must end our own
holocaust, which has claimed 38 million
lives through surgical abortions alone.
A CLOSER LOOK AT
For further insight into when human
life begins, let's turn not to theologians and
philosophers, but to biologists, whom the
Supreme Court chose to ignore in 1973.
Here we meet Leo Schneider, who
reminds us that "You are composed of
trillions of cells now, but at one time in
your life you were just a single cell." Yet,
as a single cell, "you" were information-
ally complete and unique, with sufficient
content to fill "1000" volumes of
The Position of Modern Science on the
Beginning of Human Life
answers the ques-
tion "When did your life begin?" by taking
us back in time, as follows: "Before you
were an adult, you were an adolescent, and
before that a child, and before that an
infant. Before you were an infant-i.e.,
before you were born-you were a fetus,
and before that an embryo. Before you
were an embryo, around the time of your
own implantation, you were a blastocyst,
and before that a morula, and before that a
zygote or fertilized ovum. However, you
were never a sperm or an unfertilized ovum.
Therefore, while life is continuous, your
life began when the nucleus of your father's
sperm fused with the nucleus of your
mother's ovum, or at fertilization."
Or in the words of Ingleman, Sund-
berg and Wirsen: "When does an embryo
in a human mother become a human being?
It has been one all the time, since the mo-
ment of conception." To which Thomas W.
Hilgers has added: "It is at this moment that
a totally new and unique individual, never
before in existence and never again to be
duplicated, comes to be."
Humanhood is, therefore, a progres-
sion of the same person from conception to
old age and death, and both Webster and
biology define person as "an individual
spect more, the one who aborted her child
conceived through rape or the one who
gave birth, with compassion and courage?
To reduce illegal back-alley abortions:
Prior to legalization, 90% of illegal abor-
tions in America were performed by li-
censed physicians. Abortion proponents,
as Planned Parenthood, misrepresent the
number of deaths from"back-alley clinics"
by using false estimates of 5,000 to 10,000
deaths annually before
Roe v. Wade,
as in 1972, for example, one year before
legalization of abortion in all 50 states, on-
ly 39 abortion deaths were reported (Cen-
ters for Disease Control, Nov. 1980).
In truth, more women are injured by
abortion today than before it was legalized,
simply because the number of elective sur-
gical abortions has risen from approxi-
mately 100,000 to 1.4 million annually.
To prevent child abuse:
itself, the ultimate form of child abuse and
child dehumanization, and contrary to what
many Americans assume, children from
unplanned pregnancies represent only a
small percentage of abuse cases each year
in the U.S. For a fuller discussion of abuse,
see "`Unwanted Pregnancies,' Child Abuse,
and Abortion," on p. 2 of this pamphlet.
To save relationships:
Emily Milling studied over 400 couples
and found that 70% of their relationships
ended within one month of their abortion.
ciologist Arthur Shostak found that three
out of four male respondents had persistent
day and night dreams about " the child that
never was." And Linda Bird Franke has
written: "In my research, almost every rela-
tionship between single people broke up
either before or after the abortion [
bivalence of Abortion,
A woman has a "right" to control her
Yes, but not another individual's
body, which the unborn child's body surely
is. Can one body have two blood types or
be both male and female? Can one body
outgrow itself? Dr. A. W. Liley, "Father of
Fetology," has stated: "Biologically, at no
stage can we subscribe to the view that the
fetus is a mere appendage of the mother.
Genetically, mother and baby are separate
individuals from conception ["The Termi-
nation of Pregnancy or the Extermination
of the Fetus?" a speech, Nov. 18, 1970].
As to the legalization of abortion-on-
demand, many legal scholars agree with
Professor John Hart Ely
former Dean of
Stanford Law School
who has stated that
Roe v. Wade
"is not constitutional law and
gives almost no sense of an obligation to
try to be [82
Yale Law Review
, 920 (1973]."
Once pregnant, a woman best controls her
body by protecting her baby's sanctuary,
as much medical data confirms.
To prevent possible suicide:
have consistently shown abortion to be a
primary cause of suicide and pregnancy to
be a strong curb against it-even among
women who were refused abortions before
they were legal (see the research of Suiciders
Anonymous, J. Ottosson, Whitlock & Ed-
wards, M. Sim, and Minnesota Maternal
To relieve stress:
Dr. Anne Speckhard,
researcher into the long-term manifesta-
tions of abortion (5-10 years later), found
that 81% of mothers reported continuing
preoccupation with their aborted child, that
54% were still experiencing nightmares,
35% were experiencing perceived visita-
tions with their child, and that 96% felt their
abortion had taken a human life (doctoral
dissertation, Univ. of Minnesota, 1985).
To protect a woman's mental health:
Proponents of abortion have relied heavily
on this argument, but as early as 1970 the
World Health Organization
ported: "Serious mental disorders arise
more often in women
problems. Thus, the very (cont. on p. 2)
What are the facts surrounding abor-
tion, and how valid are the arguments used
to defend it? To follow is an assessment:
A woman should have a choice:
a woman conceives, she becomes a mother
with child, and her only choice is to be the
mother of either a live baby or a dead one.
Abortion cannot end a woman's mother-
hood. It can only end the life of her baby,
and she must forever live with that reality.
Susan Carpenter McMillan has stated:
"As a feminist, I believe strongly in a
woman's right of choice. But with abor-
tion, we're really talking about the rights of
human beings versus the `right' of an indi-
vidual to kill another human being. We're
talking about someone's right to live ver-
sus someone's right to choose death for
another person. We're talking about life
versus a lifestyle."
In case of rape:
Conception from rape
is rare, for several reasons: women can
conceive only a few days monthly; they
may be of non-childbearing age; many are
on birth control; fear and anguish can delay
ovulation; and rapists are often disfunc-
tional. Research estimates range from 30 to
500 conceptions from rape yearly in the
Abortion Questions & Answers
Should conception from rape occur,
abortion is not a solution. Instead, it will
likely be a second traumatic experience for
the mother, complete with memory that her
innocent child was killed for its father's
crime. In the words of Meta Uchtman, of
Suiciders Anonymous:" We found this ex-
perience [rape] is forgotten, replaced by
remembering the abortion, because it is
what they did [Report to Cincinnati City
Council, Sept. 1, 1981]."
Expressed otherwise, consider how
similar rape and abortion actually are. Both
are violent acts against innocent victims
who are given no value by their aggressor.
And which mother would the reader re-
(cont. on p. 3)
A Woman's Right to Choice
America Must Decide
Many Americans assume a correlation exists between "unwanted pregnancies" and
child abuse. Behind their slogan "Every Child a Wanted Child," Planned Parenthood
kills over 130,000 children in their own U.S. clinics annually and then claims to have
"saved" those "unwanted children" from parental abuse.
The evidence tells a different story. In her research article "The Myth: Unplanned
Pregnancies Lead to Child Abuse," Dr. Wanda Franz
wrote: "In every major child-abuse center, the data collected
on families who have been identified as abusers indicate
that the vast majority `wanted' their children before they
were born. The percentages of `wantedness' ranged from
91 percent to 96 percent, depending on the study."
That conclusion is supported by the research of Dr.
Edward Lenoski of the USC School of Medicine, Depart-
ment of Pediatrics, who found that abused children came
from planned pregnancies in over 90 percent of the 674
cases he studied first hand. He further noted that, on average, abusing mothers put on
maternity clothes at 114 days into their pregnancies, compared to 171 days nationally,
and that abusing fathers named their sons after themselves 24 percent of the time,
compared to only 4 percent nationally (
, Dec. 1980).
But while the correlation between unwanted children and child abuse is minor, a
strong correlation exists between abuse and abortion. Prominent researcher and psychiatry
professor Dr. Philip Ney has written: "Our study indicates that child abuse is more
frequent among mothers who have previously had an abortion. The mother's guilt or
high expectations may be reasons why there is this high correlation. A more plausible
cause is that because of guilt, there is antepartum depression that interferes with the
mother's ability to bond."
Emphasizing that acceptance of violence inside the womb has weakened parents'
resistance to violence outside the womb, Dr. Ney has further noted:
decreases a parent's instinctual restraint against occasional
rage felt toward a child.
Permissive abortion diminishes
restraint against aggressing the defenseless.
increases hostility between generations.
Abortion increases guilt and self-hatred,
which the parent releases against the child.
increases hostile frustration between sexes, for which the
child is the scapegoat [
Child and Family
, Vol. 19 No. 2,
After legalizing abortion on demand in 1973, America
saw a 500 percent increase in child abuse by 1982, from 167,000 cases to 929,000.
Following legalization in New York City, child abuse rose over 300 percent during
the next three years, while the city's population was declining by 150,000. Similarly,
Hyde Amendment testimony (1980) noted that with fewer and fewer infants born,
America has more and more abuse of children. Within the same month, two New York
Times headlines read: "Nation Found Near Point of No Unwanted Pregnancies" and
"Child Abuse Epidemic, HEW Says." By 1986, abuse cases had risen to 2.1 million
yearly, as reported by the National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect.
In October, 1988, a zoning appeals
board in Milwaukee, due to public outrage,
ended the local Pet Lawn Cemetery and Cre-
matory's incineration of aborted babies-
done as a "service to abortion clinics."
Pet Lawn was paid "a flat rate for so
many pounds" of fetal remains, according
to the manager. And while the babies' ashes
were buried without markings, the pets re-
ceived tombstones, flowers, prayers, and
epitaphs, such as "Our Beloved Rover,
we've committed you into the loving arms
Relative to such injustice, Judge John
T. Noonan, professor of law at Harvard and
now Ninth Circuit appellate
court jurist, has written: "[There] are no
laws which regulate the suffering of the
aborted like those sparing pain to dying
animals. There is nothing like the require-
ments that consciousness must be destroyed by rapid and effective methods as it is for
cattle . . . nothing like the safeguard ex-
CATS and DOGS
Abortion not only increases the
rate of child battering at present; it will
increase the tendency to batter and abort
in succeeding generations.
-Professor Philip G. Ney,
Infant Abortion and Child Abuse: Cause and Effect
tended even to new-born kittens that only a
humane mode of death may be employed
, Spring, 1984]." Where, the judge
asks, is our soul, our mind, and our courage?
In his book
A Private Choice
Noonan lists 12 reasons why the "liberty" of
abortion is seriously damaging our nation.
His reasons follow in abbreviated form:
The liberty of abortion has no foundation in
The Abortion Cases
rest on serious error.
) The liberty is de-
structive of family.
The liberty oppresses
The liberty violates the ethics of
Western medicine from Hippocrates to the
The liberty divides our country.
The liberty encourages the coercion of
The liberty has subverted
other parts of our Constitution.
erty has fostered a sinister and Orwellian
reshaping of our language (the child be-
comes "fetal waste").
The liberty has
led to experimentation on unborn and dying
It has diminished the care due a
child capable of life outside the womb.
It has caused very high loss of human life.
U.S. surgical abortions alone exceed,
by more than thirty times, the number of
Americans killed in all U.S. wars combined.
"Unwanted Pregnancies," Child Abuse, and Abortion
"To say a child is unwanted says nothing about the child, but it says much about the person who does not want his or her child."
-Jean Staker Garton
women for whom legal abortion is consid-
ered justified on
psychiatric grounds are
the ones who have
highest risk of post-
abortion psychiatric disorders." Similarly,
Canadian Psychological Association
(Nov. 1976) stated that "women
with a history of psychiatric disturbances
were three times as likely to have some
psychiatric disturbance" after an abortion.
To relieve women of unwanted preg-
The premise that unwanted preg-
nancies produce unloved children was also
rebutted in the early years of legalized
abortion. Wrote researcher Paul Cameron,
who would later earn international acclaim
for proving the danger of secondary to-
bacco smoke: "It is clear that mothers who
initially believed their pregnancy to be `the
worst thing that ever happened to them'
came to feel about the same degree of
affection for their children as the mothers
who were initially `ecstatic' about their
May 1972]." Abortion
clinic counselors usually withhold such
evidence and do not tell their patients that
most mothers eventually regret their abor-
tions and often suffer permanent physical
and/or emotional injury.
In the final analysis, "unwanted chil-
dren" do not exist in America because
several U.S. families desire each adoptable
child. Beyond that fact, are we at liberty
either to "want" or "not want" our children,
as if they were consumer products, with no
inherent worth as human beings?
The fetus is mere tissue or only uter-
To escape the charge of "kill-
ing," the abortion industry endeavors to
devalue the preborn child to nonperson
status. The weapons employed are the eu-
phemism and manipulation of language, as
seen in "Language Fuels America's Holo-
caust," on p. 4.
Abortion is safer than childbirth:
assumption is untrue during each trimester
of pregnancy and especially so in the late
months (see the research of Linger, Cava-
naugh, Slumsky, Goodlin, Stipal; of Mc-
Donald & Auro; and of Wright Richardson
The family planners defend abortion
for young teens by arguing that childbirth
is too dangerous for them, while the facts
say otherwise. Abortion complications in-
crease proportionate to the youthfulness of
mothers 15 years and younger, whereas
birthing complications show no equivalent
Abortion is permitted only in the early
months of pregnancy:
Roe v. Wade
Doe v. Bolton
were both approved by the
U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973,
and their joint powers
through nine months of pregnancy. There-
after, thousands of American children have
been aborted after reaching viability (the
age at which they could live outside their
mothers); and some children have been
killed after birth, following hysterotomies
(similar to Caesarean sections), where the
infants are left to starve in surgical buckets
or are drowned, suffocated, or strangled.
A human fetus cannot feel pain:
indeed it can, as memorably confirmed in
a prominent and compelling letter to Presi-
dent Reagan in 1984 from 26 researchers
and two past presidents of the American
College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (see
also the research of H.M.I. Liley, of Volman
& Pearson, and of P. Lubeskin).
The child may be deformed or handi-
In what way? Physically, spiritu-
ally, in attitude? Are the rest of us perfect in
body, mind, soul? Does abortion correct
God's mistakes? God asks in Exodus 4:11:
"Who gave man his mouth? Who makes
him deaf or dumb? Who gives him sight or
makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord?"
To control population and food sup-
Hunger and starvation are due chiefly
to inept governments, rather than to food
shortage. The earth can sustain several
times its present population (see the re-
search of Conlin Clark, Constantin Doxia-
dis, and Ansley Coale). All 6 billion people
living today could readily stand within the
incorporated area of Jacksonville, FL, and
America's farmers alone can now feed a
third of the world's population. Also, con-
trary to family planning propaganda, world
population growth trends are declining mea-
surably and too much so in the industrial-
ized nations. Warned the
as early as 1984 (April-May):
"The European Parliament is seriously dis-
turbed by statistics showing rapid decline
cont. from p. 1
ANOTHER BABY DIES
This 7-month-old baby boy was aborted in Houston, TX, on December 8, 1989. His head
and arm were torn from his body as the abortionist's tongs pulled him from his mother's womb.
He was 16 inches long and would have lived, if given birth. Some doctors and clinics "special-
ize" in late-term (3rd trimester) abortions, which are legal in America up to the time of birth.
(ï¿½1990 Debbie Hudnall, Victory for the Unborn, PO Box 690762, Houston, TX 77269-0762)
Surgical abortions alone kill approximately 4,000 American children daily. Birth controls (the Pill, IUDs, Norplant,
Prostaglandins and Depo-Provera) kill an estimated 20,000 American preborns daily, after their conception.
in the birth rate of the European Economic
Community, which fell from 2.79 in 1964
to 1.68 in 1982." Without immigration,
America's population today would be in
sharp decline, because the U.S. birth rate
fell below replacement level in 1972.
To save welfare (taxpayers') money:
To the contrary, abortion is a massive drain
on America's economy. Analyst Brian
Clowes has computed our nation's loss in
goods, services, and tax revenues to be
about $46 trillion since abortion was legal-
Social Justice Review
, Dec. 1993);
and while public service expenditures (that
would have been incurred if the aborted
citizens had lived) reduce the $46 trillion
figure, the remaining (net) economic loss
is enormous, as is the cultural loss (see also
the research of Professor Jacqueline R.
The Birth Dearth
scholar Ben Wattenberg).
An unborn child has no rights:
America today, an unborn child can inher-
it property, be named an executor, have a
guardian appointed, sue for injury, file for
an injunction, receive Social Security ben-
efits, sue for a blood transfusion, obtain
equal protection by law, and yet be denied
the right to save its life from the abortion-
cold and cruel instruments.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor, who is not a strong
defender of the unborn, has stated: "
is on a collision course with itself. It
has no basis in law or logic."
Abraham Lincoln noted, with sorrow, that many of the best educated Americans of his day did not understand slavery because they had
never truly discovered the slave. In like manner today, most proponents of abortion have never discovered the child
aborted. When they make that discovery, they usually turn pro-life.
Slavery and Abortion
Much has been written in recent years about the parallels between slavery of the past
century and abortion today.
In 1857, the Taney (U.S. Supreme) Court attempted to "settle" the slavery issue by
ruling 7-2 that Dred Scott, a black man from St. Louis, was not a legal person but, instead,
was the property of his owner.
In 1973, the Burger Court attempted to
settle the abortion issue by ruling, also 7-2,
that an unborn American child lacks person-
hood and, in effect, is the property of its moth-
er. As such, she may either save her child or
have it killed.
Opponents of slavery were accused of
"imposing their morality" on slaveholders and
their "pro-choice" sympathizers. Today, pro-
lifers bear the same charge for urging mothers
not to have their own offspring put to death.
This is a peculiar charge indeed, and it is by
those who cry "poor taste" if pictures of aborted
children are shown publicly.
Slave owners were not content to own and
work their slaves. They demanded and held unrestricted control over every aspect of their
slaves' lives. In like manner, pro-abortionists oppose all legal attempts to protect unborn
children at any point during pregnancy-or to allow requirements that mothers be
accurately informed about abortion and its aftermath. Abortion opponent and syndicated
columnist George Will has labeled this anomaly the woman's "right not to know."
The Constitution came to mean whatever pro-choice (slavery) advocates chose to
make it. Whereas Lincoln stated that his entire philosophy was based on the Declaration
of Independence, slavery defender John C. Calhoun declared: "There is not a word of
truth in it." As to the premise that "all men are created equal" and deserve "life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness," Calhoun insisted that "Men are not born. Infants are born.
They are not born free. While infants, they are incapable of freedom." With similar
disregard for ethics, science, and logic, Justice Blackmun and his Court majority spotted
the word "privacy" in a penumbra, of all
places, to the 14th Amendment and deemed it
their best hope to justify a woman's "right" to
an uncontested abortion. As to when human
life begins, Justice Blackmun refused to ad-
dress the issue. Since passage of
Roe v .Wade
(1973), pro-abortionists have lauded abor-
tion for its "mercy" to unwanted children,
much as plantation owners praised their prac-
enslaving the poor blacks in acts of
Slave owners were at liberty-and some
used their liberty-to beat, starve, yoke, bell,
and gag their property. They could tear out
their slaves' teeth for easy identification, rub
pepper and turpentine into their stripe wounds,
draw the claws of angry cats over their naked bodies, brand them with hot irons, cut off
their ears, gouge out their eyes, revive them after beatings in order to beat them more, and
use them for targets after hunting them down with blood hounds.
Today in America, unborn children, the property of their mothers, may be scraped
into a thick paste; torn, pulled, or cut into "manageable" pieces; poisoned and burned
alive (saline); drowned, suffocated, crushed, choked, or left to starve to death in a
"surgical bucket." All are means of "cleaning the uterus" and "eliminating the remains
of conception." In comparison, most slaves were fortunate.
While Lincoln was fighting to free the slaves, the American Medical
Association of his day was fighting to save unborn children from the hands of
abortionists. Wrote the AMA in 1871: "These men should be marked as Cain
was marked; they should be made the outcasts of society . . . respectable men
should cease to consult with them, should cease to speak to them, should cease
to notice them except with contempt.
". . . Resolved, That we repudiate and denounce the conduct of abortionists,
and that we hold no intercourse with them professionally or otherwise and that
we will, whenever an opportunity presents, guard and protect the public
against the machinations of these characters by pointing out the physical and
moral ruin which follows in their wake."
-American Medical Association, 1871
American Medical Association of 1871
When Does Human Life Begin?
Humanhood is a Progression
. . . from
to Old Age
cont. from p.
"There wasn't a doctor who at one
time or another in the questioning did not
say, `This is murder.'" Such is the reality
of abortion in America today.
The average age of an aborted child
is eleven weeks. Though only three inches
long and weighing one ounce, the child
both looks and behaves like the complete
human being he (or she) evidently is.
His sole needs are nutrition and time
to grow. His heart has been beating for
two months, his brain is active, and all
bodily systems are working.
Personality is present in a variety of
facial expressions, smiles, and eye squints.
Weeks earlier he began sucking his thumb,
making a fist, getting hiccups, waking
and sleeping, and showing off his new
fingerprints. He curls his toes, turns his
head, dreams, tastes, hears, feels, urinates
and has tiny bowel movements.
As fetologists have stressed, the un-
born child is very much in charge of his
environment. He, not his mother, decides
the day of his birth by signaling the pla-
centa. At that time, electro-chemical im-
pulses inform the uterus that labor con-
tractions should begin. The child is ready
to become a full-fledged family member
and participating citizen.
A Senate Judiciary Subcommittee held
hearings (April 1981) on the very question
before us here:
When does human life be-
From the scientific community was a
group of internationally known geneticists
and biologists who told the same story,
namely, that human life begins at concep-
tion-and they told their story with a pro-
nounced absence of opposing testimony.
"Father of Modern Genetics" Dr.
Jerome Lejeune told the lawmakers: "To
accept the fact that after fertilization has
taken place a new human has come into
being is no longer a matter of taste or
opinion . . . it is plain experimental evi-
dence." Dr. Hymie Gordon, Chairman,
Department of Genetics at Mayo Clinic,
added: "By all the criteria of modern mo-
lecular biology, life is present from the
moment of conception."
Dr. McCarthy de Mere, medical doc-
tor and law professor, University of Ten-
nessee, testified: "The exact moment of the
beginning of personhood and of the human
body is at the moment of conception."
Dr. Alfred Bongiovanni, University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, con-
cluded: "I am no more prepared to say that
these early stages represent an incomplete
human being than I would be to say that the
child prior to the dramatic effects of pu-
berty . . . is not a human being."
Dr. Micheline M. Mathews-Roth,
Harvard Medical School, gave confirming
testimony, supported by references from
over 20 embryology and other medical
OTHER AUTHORITIES AGREE
Dr. Richard V. Jaynes: "To say the
beginning of human life cannot be deter-
mined scientifically is utterly ridiculous."
Dr. Landrum Shettles, sometimes
called the "Father of In Vitro Fertilization"
(test-tube babies): "Conception confers life
and makes that life one of a kind." And on
the Supreme Court ruling
Roe v. Wade
"To deny a truth [about when human life
begins] should not be made a basis for le-
Professor Eugene Diamond (on
): ". . . either the justices were fed a
backwoods biology or they were pretend-
ing ignorance about a scientific certainty."
DO ABORTIONISTS AGREE?
Most abortionists agree, due to the pre-
vailing evidence. Dr. Magna Denes, her-
self an abortion victim, spent two years re-
searching her book
Necessity and Sor-
row: Life and Death in an Abortion Hos-
Regarding her research experience,
she told the
Chicago Daily News
A CHILD 11 WEEKS OLD
Photo by Dr. Landrum B. Shettles: Cour-
tesy of Intercessors for America, PO Box
2639, Reston, VA 22090
The world's chief abortion advocate Planned Parenthood was founded by
"Radiant Rebel" Margaret Sanger, self-proclaimed eugenicist and adulterous "free
love" queen, who said of her new "birth control" organization: "Our objective is
unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children."
"I love being ravaged by romances," she declared, adding that "only individuals
count, not families." She termed marriage "the most degenerating influence in the
While moving steadily from one lover's bed to another and urging women to use
their "biological powers" to take control of society, Sanger praised Nazi theories of
race superiority and set out to eliminate "the dead weight of human waste," in her
judgment, among poor immigrant families, "the Negro population," and other
minorities whom she labeled "inferior."
In America today, Blacks are aborted about three times as frequently as Whites,
while women of Spanish American, American Indian, and Puerto Rican descent also
endure high abortion and sterilization rates.
Given to drugs, alcoholism, and mysticism, Sanger's final years were marked by
depression, bitterness, and lunacy.
Planned Parenthood, Racism and Abortion
The story is told of a mother who stepped into a doctor's office while carrying
a one-year-old baby. Seating herself near the physician, she said, "Doctor, I want
you to help me out of trouble. My baby is only one year old, and I have conceived
again. Surely, you understand why I do not want to have children so close together."
"What do you expect me to do?" asked the physician.
"Oh, anything to get rid of it for me," she replied.
After thinking for a moment the doctor said, "I can suggest a better method of
helping you. If you object to having two children so near together, the best way
would be to kill the one on your lap, and it makes no difference to me which one I
kill. Besides, it might be dangerous for you if I undertook to kill the younger one."
As the doctor finished speaking, he reached for a knife and asked the mother
to lay the baby out on her lap and turn her head. At that moment, the woman almost
fainted away, before rising from her chair and screaming, "murderer!"
A few words of explanation from the doctor soon convinced the young mother
that his offer to kill her one-year-old was no worse than her request for the
destruction of her unborn child. Either way, it would be equivalent to murder. The
only difference would be in the age of the child.
Is Abortion Murder?
Language Fuels America's Holocaust
Fifty years ago, much was written about the use of
euphemism by Nazi officials who controlled Germany's
death centers. More recently, Dr. William Brennan of St.
Louis University has explained how language tranquilized
the German populace while 12 million people were put to
death-and how it has tranquilized America while over 38
million U.S. preborns have been aborted by surgery and
injections and over 100 million by abortifacient birth con-
trols (that permit conception a percentage of the time but
prohibit the preborn's implantation in the uterus).
The Abortion Holocaust
, a 200-page comparison
of Nazi and American killing practices, Professor Brennan
notes that the perpetrators' strategy in any holocaust is to
degrade their victims to nonpersons and then provide a
positive account of what happens to them. The process
begins with "choice," an esteemed democratic term, and
ends with "evacuation" (of "congenital defectives" to Ger-
man death camps-and of "uterine content" in American
abortuaries). The process, we are told, is a "service" that's
"safe and legal" and carried out "humanely," with "mani-
fest cleanliness," for the "welfare" of society.
Choicespeak: Language to Abort the Conscience,
Robert Evangelisto explains how abortion proponents
focus not on the killing of children but on "choice" and
accuse life defenders not of being pro-life, but of being
"anti-choice," and thereby anti-American. Notes Evangel-
isto, through choicespeak a baby becomes the "product of
conception"; the scientific fact that a human life starts at
conception becomes "a religious idea"; and the killing of
the child in utero becomes "termination of pregnancy."
Writes Evangelisto, "Childbirth is the termination of a
pregnancy; abortion is the `termination' of a child."
, official journal of the California
Medical Association, editorialized (Sept. 1970): "The very
considerable semantic gymnastics which are required to
rationalize abortion as anything but taking a human life
would be ludicrous if they were not often put forth under
socially impeccable auspices. It is suggested that this
schizophrenic sort of subterfuge is necessary because
while a new ethic is being accepted, the old one has not yet
been rejected." It is therefore the duty of linguistic corrup-
tion to disassociate "killing" from the practice of abortion.
The prophet Isaiah warned such offenders [Isaiah 5:20]:
: First used by the Communist Chinese and 27 times more powerful than a
domestic vacuum cleaner, the suction machine (with a tube inserted through the cervix) tears the
placenta from the uterus, dismembers the child, and draws its remains into an attached jar.
Unremoved body parts can cause infection and hemorrhage.
D&C-Dilation and Curretage
: The abortionist inserts a loop-shaped knife into the mother's
dilated cervix and, by scraping the uterus wall, cuts the child into pieces. To ensure that the uterus
is empty, the abortionist or nurse must reassemble the body parts.
D&E-Dilation and Evacuation
: The abortionist uses forceps to grasp and pull apart the rapidly
growing child and to remove the placenta from the uterus. The procedure is bloody and ghastly.
Many nurses refuse to assist.
The abortionist inserts a needle through the mother's abdomen, draws off a
volume of amniotic fluid and replaces it with a saline (salt) solution that poisons the child
(through swallowing) and burns away the child's skin. After the child's agonizing death, the
mother goes into labor and delivers her dead infant. Use of this method has declined.
Prostaglandin, a chemical hormone, is injected into the amniotic sac to
induce violent labor and premature birth. Since this method of abortion can produce live births,
the abortionist first injects a toxin to kill the child.
: Equivalent to a Caesarean section, this late-term procedure enables the abortionist
to remove a child from the uterus and allow it to die by starvation and neglect or by means of a
death-inducing act such as drowning, suffocation, or strangulation.
Partial Birth - D&X (18 to 40 weeks):
Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grips one of the baby's
legs with forceps, pulls the baby into the birth canal, and delivers the baby's entire body except
for the head. At this point, the abortionist forces scissors into the base of the baby's skull and, after
opening the scissors to enlarge the hole, inserts a catheter to "evacuate" the brains and kill the
child. Unspeakably brutal, this method of abortion is legal in the U.S. up to the day of birth.
Birth Control (chemical and mechanical)
: The Pill, IUDs, Norplant, Prostaglandins, and Depo-
Provera kill up to 8 million or more American preborn children annually, after their conception.
For research data on birth control abortions, contact Pharmacists for Life Intl.: 800-227-8359.
Methods of Abortion
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Effects of Abortion
(The information to follow was provided by WEBA, Women Exploited by
Abortion, and it serves to warn America about abortion's most evident risks.)
Zachary, 3 months old, escaped abortion and now lives
happily with his grandparents. As other American children, he
could have been legally aborted up to the day of his birth.
Deceit and Death
"We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a
fabrication of statistics and figures. We succeeded be-
cause the time was right and the news media cooperated.
We sensationalized the effects of illegal abortions, and
fabricated polls which indicated that 85 percent of the
public favored unrestricted abortion, when we knew it was
only 5 percent. We unashamedly lied, and yet our state-
ments were quoted [by the media] as though they had been
written in law."
-Dr. Bernard Nathanson
Co-founder of National Assn. for Repeal of Abortion Laws,
now called National Abortion Reproductive Rights Action
League. Today, Dr. Nathanson is a pro-life author and activist
Babies vs. Plastic
"What irony that a society confronted with plastic
bags filled with the remains of aborted babies should be
more concerned about the problem of recycling the plas-
Fetal Tissue Experimentation
"`Fetal tissue' implants are not that much different
from Nazi lamp shades made of Jewish skin. Both intend
to put by-products of murder to `good use.'"
-David Kupelian and Mark Masters, journalists
An Abortionist's Turmoil
"There was this tremendous conflict going on within
me. Here I am, doing my D&C's [an early term suction
abortion], 5 and 6 a week, and I'm doing salines on a
nightly basis whenever I was on call. . . . They were hor-
rible, because you would see one intact, whole baby being
born, and sometimes they were alive. And that was a very
stomach-turning kind of existence."
-Dr. Anthony Levantino, former abortionist
*Miscarriages and Stillbirths
*Bleeding and infections
*Shock and comas
*Loss of body organs
*Loss of appetite
*Decreased work capacity
*Loss of confidence
*Preoccupation with death
*Desire to remember birth date
*Intense interest in babies
*Thwarted maternal instincts
*Hatred for persons connected with abortion
*Desire to end relationship with partner
*Loss of sexual interest/Frigidity
*Inability to forgive self
*Seizures and tremors
*Feeling of being exploited
*Horror of child abuse
A Baby is Never a Mistake
"When I see a pregnant woman, regardless of her cir-
cumstances, the first thing I recognize is hope, because
God is at work with her. I want to help her see that. The
baby is not a `mistake,' even if her conduct was. The Lord
of Life has gained her attention and now compels her to
think of things she may have feared or ignored throughout
her life-the existence of God, the meaning of life, the
nature of love, accountability before God. He is giving her
an opportunity to know Him, to love Him, and to carry out
the lofty privilege of bringing a new human being into the
-Curt Young, from
his book The Least of These
America's Heart Speaks True
"In its heart, America knew that racial segregation
was wrong. In its heart, America knows that human life
begins before birth."
-F. LaGard Smith, law professor
A Strange "Right"
"It is a strange bit of reasoning-and a strange period
in a nation's history-when its citizens earn the `right' to
kill their own children. How has mankind managed such
a feat? And why does the abortion industry oppose adop-
tion so strongly?"
Is Life Sacred?
"Either life is always and in all circumstances sacred,
or intrinsically of no account; it is inconceivable that it
should be in some cases the one, and in some the other."
-Malcolm Muggeridge, British journalist
"The traditional Western ethic has always placed
great emphasis on the intrinsic worth and equal value of
every human life, regardless of its stage or condition.
"This ethic . . . has been the basis for most of our laws
and much of our social policy. The reverence for each and
every human life has also been a keystone of Western
"Since the old ethic has not yet been fully displaced,
it has been necessary to separate the idea of abortion from
the idea of killing, which continues to be socially abhor-
rent."The result has been a curious avoidance of the scien-
tific fact, which everyone knows, that human life begins at
conception and is continuous, whether intrauterine or extra-
uterine, until death."
, Sept. 1970
Laws of Injustice
"Current laws, making abortion on demand legal,
bear a frightening affinity with the Fugitive Slave Act.
They too make `lawful' what is unlawful-the taking of a
human life-and forbid as `unlawful' that which is right-
the rescue of the unborn child."
-Richard Exley, author-pastor
The Guilt of Abortion
"I have this dream that I hear a baby crying and then
another. I go to a closet door and open it. Out falls a
hundred babies' bodies."
Forgiveness Comes Through Jesus Christ
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all
-1 John 1:9, the
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"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who
change darkness into light and light into darkness, who
change bitterness into sweet, and sweet into bitterness."
Woe to the perpetrators of choicespeak.